Billy Joel
Billy Joel

Billy Joel is a renowned American singer, songwriter, composer as well as a pianist. He is a Grammy Legend Award winner has been a recipient to a number of Grammy Awards in addition to other accolades. He thus is among all-time recording artists.

Quick Biography

Billy Joel, whose birth name is William Martin Joel, was born on the 9th of May 1949, in The Bronx, New York, the United States to his parents Howard Joel is a classical pianist and businessman and Rosalind Nyman.

Joel dint does well during his schooling. He did his high school at Hicksville High School and left in 1967 without graduating opting to start his music career than attending summer school to graduate.

Billy’s career has a span of not less than five decades. During his music career, Billy has several albums in diverse genres, but after the 1993’s hit River of Dreams, he stopped releasing songs/albums. The different songs have been at the heart of his fans spreading over the world in millions in numbers. His album Piano man remains his all-time hit and has made him sore higher with its popularity. Billy now concentrates on world tours rather than working on new releases.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: William Billy Joel
Age: 70 years old
Birth Date: 9 May 1949
Birth Place: The Bronx, New York, U.S
Nationality: American
Religion: Judaism
Parents: Helmut Joel (Pianist) and Rosalind Nyman
Spouse: Alexis Roderick (m. 2015), Katie Lee (m. 2004–2010), Christie Brinkley (m. 1985-1994), Elizabeth Ann Weber (m. 1973–1982)
Children: Alexa Ray Joel, Remy Anne Joel, Della Rose Joel
Height: 1.67 m
Weight: 66 kg
Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Pianist
Net Worth in 2020: $250 million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

At the age of 70 years old, Billy has a height of 1.67 m as well as a weight of 66 kg. He features a body of an average build. He also features a green eye color as well as a bald.

Education, School/College University

Billy did his high school at Hicksville High School. In 1967 while his classmates were graduating, he did not due to his fewer credits. He, however, opted to join his career in music that attending summer school to graduate.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

Billy was born in The Bronx, New York, the United States to his father Joel’s father, Howard Joel is a classical pianist and businessman and his mother, Rosalind Nyman. After the Bronx, the family later went to the Long Island suburb of Levittown, New York, in the Town of Oyster Bay.

His Siblings are Judy Joel, his sister, and Alexander Joel, his half-brother. Joel is of the American nationality as well as of white ethnicity.

Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Billy Joel with Wife Alexis Roderick
Billy Joel With Wife Alexis Roderick

Billy Joel has had many marriages. Between 1973 and 1982, he was married to his first wife, Elizabeth Weber. In March 1985, he later married Christie Brinkley, a model. Later, together they had a daughter named Alexa Ray Joel. Their relationship ended on 26th August 1994 with a divorce.

On the 2nd of October 2004, Billy married a younger lady than him with 32 years called Katie Lee; however, in 2009, they divorced.

Later on, in 2015, Billy married an equestrian Alexis Roderick. Together they have two daughters, Della Rose and Remy Anne Joel

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Married
When did he get married? (married date): 2015
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Is Billy Joel Gay? No
Wife/Spouse? (name): Alexis Roderick (m. 2015)
Kids: Alexa Ray Joel, Remy Anne Joel, Della Rose Joel

Professional Life and Career

Billy’s career in music started in 1963 after joining the band, The Lost souls (formerly, The Echoes), and later transferred into different bands then. He later created a duo ‘Attia’ with drummer Jon Small in 1969, and afterward, they recorded their debut album eponymous in July 1970. However, personal issues led to their split.

Billy released his debut solo album in 1971 after signing a contract with Artie Ripp’s Family Productions. Billy recorded his hit signature song and later an album on the same-named “Piano Man” in 1973 with Columbia Records. This hit single formed Billy’s signature song in every concert.

Billy’s career has a span of not less than five decades. During his music career, Billy has several albums in diverse genres, but after the 1993’s hit River of Dreams, he stopped releasing songs/albums. The different songs have been at the heart of his fans spreading over the world in millions in numbers. His album Piano man remains his all-time hit and has made him sore higher with its popularity. Billy now concentrates on world tours rather than working on new releases.

Altogether billy has 13 studio albums, five live albums, 15 compilation albums, ten video albums, many singles, several promotional singles as well as fifty music videos. His music has had Top 40 hits during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. He has, on the other hand, sold more than 150 million records worldwide to become the best-selling artist of all time.

Awards & Nominations

Billy has been a recipient of many awards, especially the Grammy, with the latest being in 1991 as Grammy Legend Award. Among the many awards as well as honors lies a Doctor of Humane Letters from Fairfield University (1991), an Honorary Doctorate from Berklee College of Music (1993), and an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Hofstra University (1997) and a Doctor of Music from Southampton College.

Billy Joel Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2020

Billy Joel Net Worth
Billy Joel Net Worth

As of February 2020, Billy has a net worth of about $250 million.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

There are no rumors or scandals connected to billy

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Billy Joel Facebook page has around 3.4m fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 269.9k followers. On Billy Joel Instagram account, he has around 230k followers while on YouTube, Billy Joel has around 775k subscribers.

Joel has a kind heart leading efforts to ensure that he avails time as well as resources to uphold music education by educational initiatives that provide seed money, musical scholarships, and endowments to a variety of East Coast colleges, universities, and music schools.

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